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8 memorable Air Force Falcons bowl games

Football -- it's a way to gather your friends and family and bond over your favorite (or most-hated) team. Colorado Springs is home to the Air Force Falcons, who have always been a beloved team for locals and tourists alike. The Falcons compete in a variety of games, but their bowl games are always well-watched. Here's a list of 8 of the bowl games under Coach Troy Calhoun, who has served the team since 2007.

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Armed Forces Bowl (2007)

Date: Dec. 31, 2007

Opponent: California Golden Bears

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Score: Lose 36-42

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Jenkins

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Armed Forces Bowl (2008)

Date: Dec. 31, 2008

Opponent: Houston Cougars

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Score: Lose 28-34

KEVIN KRECK, THE GAZETTE

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Armed Forces Bowl (2009)

Date: Dec. 31, 2009

Opponent: Houston Cougars

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Score: Win 47-20

KEVIN KRECK, THE GAZETTE

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Independence Bowl

Date: Dec. 27, 2010

Opponent: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Location: Shreveport, La.

Score: Win 14-7

KEVIN KRECK, THE GAZETTE

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Military Bowl

Date: Dec. 28, 2011

Opponent: Toledo Rockets

Location: Washington, D.C.

Score: Lose 41-42

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

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Armed Forces Bowl (2012)

Date: Dec. 29, 2012

Opponent: Rice Owls

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Score: Lose 14-33

Khampha Bouaphanh

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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Date: Dec. 20, 2014

Opponent: Western Michigan Broncos

Location: Boise, Idaho

Score: Win 38-24

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

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Armed Forces Bowl (2015)

Date: Dec. 29, 2015

Opponent: California Golden Bears

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Score: Lose 36-55

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

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Arizona Bowl

Date: Dec. 30, 2016

Opponent: South Alabama Jaguars

Location: Tucson, Ariz.

Score: Win 45-21

Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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